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Your guide to chemical-free spring cleaning

Do you manage or own an eco-friendly property? Would you like your accommodation service to be more environmentally friendly? Do chemical cleaning products really get up your nose?

As the accommodation industry moves towards an environmentally friendly approach, chemical-free cleaning products are becoming a popular alternative for smaller, boutique hotels, eco-friendly retreats, luxury holiday homes and Airbnbs.

What’s in your current cleaning products?

When was the last time you read the ingredients of your cleaning products? Many commercial cleaning products contain ingredients that harm the environment, and for some people they even trigger allergic reactions, not something you want your guests to experience when they come to stay at your property.

Is it hard to make cleaning products from scratch?

Fortunately, it’s easy to make your own cleaning products, and it really only takes a few simple ingredients.

Sure it’s a little more time intensive, but the environment, your guests and your bank account will thank you! Here are a few basic recipes that are safe, and still give you that professional finish.

All-purpose cleaner:
½ cup white vinegar
2 tbsp baking soda
10 drops tea tree, lavender or lemon essential oil

Oven cleaner:
½ cup baking soda
2 – 3 tbsp water
Approx ½ cup white vinegar

Drain cleaner:
¼ – ½ cup baking soda
¼ cup white vinegar

Glass cleaner:
¼ cup white vinegar
¼ cup isopropyl (rubbing alcohol)
1 tbsp corn starch
2 cups water
8 – 10 drops essential oil of choice

12 – 15 drops of pure essential oil of choice
½ cup white vinegar
½ cup water

Note: if you have a septic system please check with the manufacturer before using any of the above recipes

Don’t forget, you’ll need some good quality spray bottles to store your homemade cleaning products, and ensure you label them and keep them out of reach of children.

If you’d like a little help with this year’s spring-cleaning, here guest room deep clean checklist. is our hotel spring-cleaning checklist, please feel free to modify it to suit your needs.

Cleaning recipes via Keeper Of The Home